Manicure: red half moons

I still do my nails, I swear! I love half moon manis because they’re an elegant look for something so simple.

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I used a base of Azature Opal. Azature boasts that it has a real black diamond in every bottle. I can’t believe that’s true, but these polishes have a lovely formula and sparkle. I got several on deep discount during a pre-Christmas sale; they normally retail for $25 but I got them for $6 each. Opal is a very sheer nude with a red shimmer. I was going to leave it like that for an understated look, but then decided to add Deborah Lippmann Lady is a Tramp from the Jazz Standards mini set my MUT Secret Santa gave me. It’s a bold red creme, blue-toned, somewhat sheer and jelly-ish on one coat, so I used two.

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I really like how these turned out. But what’s going on with my middle finger? I must be flipping off too many people, because that nail is constantly splitting and peeling. If anyone has any suggestions for how to prevent that, I’d love to hear them.